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Skelmersdale Walk-in Centre


We treat minor illnesses and injuries in children and adults.

116 – 118 The Concourse, Skelmersdale, West Lancashire WN8 6LJ

Opening times
8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.

Anyone with a life-threatening emergency should call 999 immediately.

Patients do not have to be registered to see a GP or nurse at Skelmersdale Walk-in Centre. We can help people with busy lifestyles that need access to flexible and convenient health services and may have difficulty accessing a convenient appointment at their registered practice.

We can also help patients who may not be registered with a GP practice who might normally attend Accident and Emergency (A&E) for treatment which could be provided by a GP or nurse.

The following services are available to patients:

  • Abdominal pain, indigestion, constipation, vomiting and diarrhoea;
  • Acute wound care, dressings, wound closure and suturing;
  • Allergies, hay fever, bites and stings;
  • Breathing problems;
  • Coughs, colds, virus and flu-like symptoms;
  • Emergency contraception;
  • Independent nurse prescribing in line with joint formulary and other local prescribing policies, including administration or prescribing of medicines using ‘Patient Group Directives’ or extended formulary for nurses;
  • Minor genitourinary problems for men and women;
  • Minor injuries;
  • Muscle and joint injuries – strains and sprains;
  • Nose, throat, ear and eye symptoms;
  • Providing information on local NHS services, social services and other local statutory and voluntary services;
  • Skin complaints – rashes, sunburn, head lice;
  • Using patient contact time to provide information on staying health for example exercise, healthy eating and smoking cessation